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Hurricane Draws Out Political and Economic Fallacies

Hurricane Draws Out Political and Economic Fallacies

Throughout the next few days in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy you will repeatedly hear two great untruths: We need government to protect us from natural disasters. Natural disasters are good for the economy. Regarding the first fallacy, let us consider today’s New York Times op-ed commentary, which is predictably fawning about centralized ... … Read entire article »

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There is Nothing We Can Do about Climate Change

There is Nothing We Can Do about Climate Change

Physicist and meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls was interviewed by Bettina Hahne-Waldscheck of the Swiss magazine Factum. I’ve translated and summarized the interview, paraphrasing for brevity. Factum: You’ve been criticizing the theory of man-made global warming for years. How did you become skeptical? Puls: Ten years ago I simply parroted what the IPCC (Intergovernmental ... … Read entire article »

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Zombie Apocalypse Training: A Real Threat

Zombie Apocalypse Training: A Real Threat

In a five day ’counter-terrorism summit’, Halo Corp., in association with Homeland Security, will be hosting a training demonstration and simulation in San Diego. Attended by “hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others”, the summit will hone ’emergency response training’… (Hundreds of military, law enforcement and ... … Read entire article »

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Us vs. Them

Us vs. Them

Morpheus: 'The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around. What do you see? Business people, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of ... … Read entire article »

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How To Break Free

How To Break Free

I was scared when I left the corporate job for the first time. I was even more scared when I was thrown out of graduate school and had to explain why to my parents. When I was first separated and then divorced I was ashamed to tell people about it. ... … Read entire article »

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The Tyranny of “What Already Exists”

The Tyranny of “What Already Exists”

We want to know what exists. We want to know it at the bottom of the sea and out in the stars and within our own minds and in realms outside the normal channels of perception. Of course we want to journey to those places and find out what’s there. We ... … Read entire article »

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Sci-Fi Predictive Programming: The Semiotic Deception of 9-11

Sci-Fi Predictive Programming: The Semiotic Deception of 9-11

Replete with esoteric symbols, conspiracy research certainly warrants semiotic examination. Although fraught with historical flaws and theological distortions, The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown acknowledges the value of semiotics in studying the conspiratorial world. In fact, the novel’s central character is a semiotician specializing in symbology. Evidently, Brown recognized the ... … Read entire article »

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UN Calls for Global Internet Surveillance

UN Calls for Global Internet Surveillance

“u.n. calls for ‘anti-terror’ internet surveillance. – United Nations report calls for Internet surveillance, saying lack of ‘internationally agreed framework for retention of data’ is a problem, as are open Wi-Fi networks in airports, cafes, and libraries. The United Nations is calling for more surveillance of Internet users, saying it ... … Read entire article »

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Movies and Politics: Truth is Fiction Anyway

Movies and Politics: Truth is Fiction Anyway

“Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectful, and give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” — George Orwell. With Election Day right around the corner, the propaganda machines are busily spinning political webs with which the candidates can lure voters. However, no matter how ... … Read entire article »

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Television: Brainwashing You Softly

Television: Brainwashing You Softly

Hey buddy, I’m talking to you. Yes, you, the guy sitting in front of the television. Turn down the sound a bit, so that you can hear what I am saying. Now, try to concentrate on what I am going to say. I want to talk to you about your ... … Read entire article »

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The Sports Conspiracy: Brainwashed From Birth

The Sports Conspiracy: Brainwashed From Birth

Nothing is so permeating in American culture as sports. We are exposed to competition based physical struggles for dominance (a.k.a. athletics) from the cradle to the grave. Is this phenomena a manifestation of normal evolutionary needs for hierarchy, alpha males, and social order, or a skillfully crafted campaign of control ... … Read entire article »

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Awake, and Falling Back to Sleep

Awake, and Falling Back to Sleep

An old professor of mine once told me that the purpose of learning was to “escape.” He said that insight was the experience which would lead you beyond a system that was trapping your mind. He gave a very interesting informal lecture to a group of us about the dawning age of ... … Read entire article »

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Once When We Were Free

Once When We Were Free

We’re so much more sensible now. We don’t live our lives as much as we arrange them and organize them. B follows A. D follows C. We take our medicine and our shots because the doctor says so. We’re careful, because accidents happen. We don’t say what’s on our minds a lot ... … Read entire article »

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Wanted by the FBI: the FBI

Wanted by the FBI: the FBI

How misleading can a “news” article get? Try this headline: “Federal Reserve bombing plot foiled in NYC”. There never was a plot to foil. There never was a plot independent of the FBI to foil. The plot was of the FBI’s own devising and instigation. There never was an ongoing ... … Read entire article »

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The Most Radical Social Movement in America

The Most Radical Social Movement in America

It’s homeschooling, and it terrifies the establishment I have just read the best article in National Review that I can remember in the last 40 years. Of course, this is not saying a great deal, because I stopped reading National Review about 40 years ago. I used to write for it ... … Read entire article »

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I Wonder If …

I Wonder If …

I wonder if there would ever be another war, if, instead of mass slaughtering civilians, civilian homes, schools, and critical infrastructure… only heads of state would be bombed. If the innocent civilian populations of all countries were strictly off limits in times of war, not to be touched by violence ... … Read entire article »

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America’s Schools: Breeding Grounds for Compliant Citizens

America’s Schools: Breeding Grounds for Compliant Citizens

“Public school reform is now justified in the dehumanizing language of national security, which increasingly legitimates the transformation of schools into adjuncts of the surveillance and police state… Students are increasingly subjected to disciplinary apparatuses which limit their capacity for critical thinking, mold them into consumers, test them into submission, ... … Read entire article »

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US Election: Neither Candidate Will Solve the Problem

US Election: Neither Candidate Will Solve the Problem

“Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.” — David Broder “If voting could actually change anything, it would be illegal.” — Noam Chomsky Generally, I tend not to comment on elections, as I consider ... … Read entire article »

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Physicists Say We May Be Living in a Computer Simulation

Physicists Say We May Be Living in a Computer Simulation

Back in 2003, Oxford professor Nick Bostrom suggested that we may be living in a computer simulation. In his paper, Bostrom offered very little science to support his hypothesis — though he did calculate the computational requirements needed to pull off such a feat. And indeed, a philosophical claim is ... … Read entire article »

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The Swiss Army is Preparing for Violent Unrest Across Europe

The Swiss Army is Preparing for Violent Unrest Across Europe

The Swiss Army is preparing contingency plans for violent unrest across Europe. A nation mostly famous for its banks, watches and chocolate fears it may face a massive influx of European refugees in the near future. One of the world’s richest nations openly expressed concerns over the possible outcome of Europe’s ... … Read entire article »

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